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30,000 Palm Apps Coming to Nokia Webpads

Nov 14, 2007, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"Some 30,000 applications originally written for the Palm Pilot PDA (personal digital assistant) will soon run on Nokia's Linux-based web tablets. The applications will run on top of a virtual machine (VM) currently being beta tested by Access for Nokia's 770, N800, and N810 Internet tablets.

"The Garnet VM beta is available now for download from Access, with registration. It has reportedly achieved '80 percent compatibility,' with wider compatibility expected pending user feedback. Feedback will be gathered via an agent built into the VM, and through an online compatibility survey. One big early bug: sound is not supported on the 770..."

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